A federal judge has halted President Joe Biden’s plan to end Title 42 and ordered federal agencies to continue the program because the termination order likely violates federal law.
The decision is a victory for President Joe Biden, but it is also a victory for opponents of Biden’s easy immigration policy.
Biden wins because he can continue to use Title 42 to manage the influx of immigrants. Without Title 42, many more immigrants would cross the border, forcing television news executives to air dramatic videos on the nightly news. Plus, she can blame the judge when his pro-immigration allies want to blame someone else for the Title 42 barrier.
Pro-American groups also won because they maintain the last remaining restrictions on the flow of migrants invited to the US border by Biden and his pro-immigration border chief, Alejandro Mayorkas. Every month, Mayorkas is pressured to exclude a third of new immigrants to the United States.
In April, Mayorkas exempted 137,000 migrants from Title 42 and allowed them to enter the United States, of the 235,000 who were registered at the border. But he also allowed some 60,000 other immigrants to sneak across the border. So only 138,000 were excluded, and many of them will try again in May because Mayorkas flies very few of them back to their distant home countries.
Mayorkas planned to stop enforcing the barrier on Monday, May 23. But the judge’s decision doesn’t stop Mayorkas from exempting many immigrants from the Title 42 barrier.
Pro-American activists welcomed the decision.
“The Biden administration has knowingly created an unprecedented surge in illegal immigration with Title 42 serving as the latest constraint in its plan to completely abandon our border enforcement,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for Border Reform. US Immigration in a statement.
By the Department of Homeland Security’s own calculations, their decision to cancel Title 42 would have led to at least an immediate doubling of April’s record number of illegal entries, all of which they planned to process and rapidly disperse across the country.
Judge [Robert] The Summerhays ruling may prevent the crisis from getting exponentially worse, but it is not a solution to the problem that the Biden administration is deliberately inflicting on the American public. The ball is now in the court of Congress, which has the power to hold this rogue administration accountable for its continued refusal to meet its constitutional obligation to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.
“We are pleased that the District Court has issued this Preliminary Injunction to prevent the Biden Administration from rescinding Title 42 and turning our already unimaginably catastrophic border nightmare into an even more unimaginable hell,” said Stephen Miller, founder of America First Legal., a professional – American civil rights group.
A statement from Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) said:
It is outrageous that President Biden has even considered rescinding Title 42 in the midst of a historic crisis on our southern border that is leaving our country wide open to the influx of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. While I am pleased to see a Trump-appointed judge block Biden’s senseless decision, the president must wake up, face reality, and secure our southern border for the safety of Montana communities.
A federal judge just blocked another disastrous decision, but the Biden administration should not view today’s ruling as a political bailout.
The American people deserve a secure border.
I call on President Biden to fully enforce Title 42.
—Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLader) May 20, 2022
Immigration advocates describe the judge’s decision as racist because most of the immigrants are not from Europe.
“More than 1.8 million immigrants have been denied entry to the US under the policy, forcing many to return to the dangerous conditions from which they fled,” according to Isabel Vinent, director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition. “Title 42 was never about public health, but rather a cruel, racist double standard set by the Trump administration.”
“Today’s court decision to block the end of Title 42 will cause immeasurable harm to thousands of vulnerable people seeking protection in the United States,” said Jeremy Robbins, executive director of the American Immigration Council, a pro-immigration group. immigration with ties to immigration attorneys. and commercial donors. “Congress must resist demands to legislate [for] the use of Title 42 in the coming years”.
the case is Louisiana v. CDC6:22-CV-00885, appeared in US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.